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Camas Prairie Chronicle.
VOLUME 17. NUMBER 4. COTTONWOOD, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JAN. 22, 1909. $1.60 A YEAR. * o WITH EVERY SACK OF Princess Flour * Goes our guarantee of qual ity. Made from the pick of plump, healthy Blues tern and Turkey Red wheat and milled under conditions of absolute cleanliness, it makes the sweetest and most nutritious loaf of bread that ever came out of the oven. Every Empty Bag Makes a fine Hand Towel Ask Your Grocer For PRINCESS FLOUR. LEWISTON MILLING CO., LTD. Luchtefeld-Hussmann Wedding. The marriage of Miss Anna Luctefeld to Mr. Wm. B. Huss mann occurred at the Catholic church at Kueterville on Monday morning of this week. After the ceremony the wedding party repaired to the home of the bride's father where the wedding feast was eaten. Later the party returned to town and the wed ding festivities were held at the hall in Keuterville where about two hundred friends and rela tives of the young people gather ed to do them honor. Dancing and other amusements held sway until a late hour next morning, when the guests departed after wishing the bride and groom a long and happy married life. The bride is the eldest daugh ter of Barney Luchtefeld, one of Idaho county's most prosperous and prominent farmers, and is a charming young lady of many admirable qualities. Thé groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Hussmann, well known and respected citizens of CLOTHING CLEARANCE, 5ALL We have quite a line of Men's and Young Men's Suits which we are closing out Regardless of Price rather than to carry them over until next fall. These suits are all extra good quality and worth double the price we are asking for them. We have a few broken suits, such as are shown in our East Window, which are going at unheard of prices. If you need Clothing don't miss these bargains. W. G. BRUST'S STORE Keuterville, and is manager of the Hussmann Lumber Co. He is a sober, industrious young man such as will eventually be come a power in the community in which he resides. The Chronicle joins with their many friends in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Hussmann the best of life's blessings. Yesterday was China New Year and all of the local Celes tials celebrated with great fer vor. Some even went so far as to become "spiritually embar rased" on their fermented rice juice. The soft weather during the past week has taken practically every bit of snow from the prai rie and left things looking as if spring was going to swoop down on us. The rapid melting of the snow caused all the streams to go on the rampage and for sever al days the trains between Lew iston and Spokane could not operate because of wash-outs and high water. GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE Extracts From Governor Brady's Message to the Tenth Idaho Legislature—-Something Every Citizen Should Read. We print part of the gover nor's message that our readers may be enabled to acquaint them selves with the same. Public Utilities Commission. I have been urged to recommend the creation of a railroad commission and have given the subject earnest and care ful consideration. I do not feel at this time that conditions warrant the State in going to the great expense which will necessarily be incurred by the passage of such a law. Neither do I believe that any one public or quasi-public corpora tion should be singled out in the provi sions of such a bill when it comes to the regulation of our public service corpora tions. There are thirty-nine States in the Union that now have railroad commis sions but in studying the conditions I find that not one of the thirty-nine has made the substantial progress in the way of the development of their resources that has been accomplished in Idaho dur ing the past four years. In order to maintain our leadership in State govern ment and the development of our re sources it is well that we should make proper supervision for all public service corporations in order that no great abuses may be permitted to develop to the in jury of the public and the patrons.*** Our State has now developed to a point where it has enough public service cor porations to warrant the commonwealth in assuming a reasonable supervision over all of them, and I believe that this super vision should extend to railroads, both steam and electric, power and light com panies, gas companies, telephone com panies, express companies, sleeping car companies, telegraph companies and wa ter supply companies. This is a subject of profound impor tance and far reaching effect and as it has not been touched upon in the platform of our party, I feel that I should leave the matter in your hands for that careful thought and consideration which I know you will give to it, with the full assurance that I will co-operate with you in your efforts to secure just and fair legislation that will be of the greatest possible bene fit to the people of the whole State. • Open River to the Sea. The National Rivers and Harbors Con gress has done more to educate the people to the importance of river and harbor improvement than all other agencies combined, and since the people have be come awakened to the importance of the great work that can be done by improv ing our harbors and opening our rivers to navigation we may look for larger and more frequent appropriations for river improvement than we have had in the past. Both National party platforms have endorsed the work that has been done by Congress along this line, and the people in every section of the United States have come to realize that water transportation unquestionably assists more in protecting the public from ex orbitant transportation charges than any statute that could be enacted. These waterways are the instrumentalities that Providence has placed in our hands for the larger regulation of the rate question. The time will come in Idaho when we will be astounded, as we have been as tounded by the undreamed of develop ment of our irrigation resources, at the great progress that will have been made in the way of water transportation. Many (Continued on page 5.) NEWS AROUND THE STATE Items From Various Places Re produced for the Benefit of ou» Readers-Stories Rehashed from Our Exchanges. Latah county is now clear of debt, having last week paid off its last bonded debt of $20,000. Ed. Riggs was so badly frozen last week while walking 32 miles from the Little North Fork tc Coeur d'Alene, that one foot had to be amputated.—Rathdrum Tribune. George Wood, a pioneer citizen of Asotin county, states that dur ing the winter of 1883-4 Snake river was frozen over for seven weeks continuously. That was considerably colder than the weather last week. The ice jams in the Clearwater last week put nearly every ferry boat on that stream out of com mission and the high water this week came near to washing out the new steel bridge being erect ed at Kamiah, quite a bit of the false work being torn loose and carried away. The Weiser commercial club has taken up the matter of se curing, if possible the location of the state school for the deaf, dumb and blind there. Liberal inducements will be made to the state, both of land and cash. The recent destruction of the building used for the school at Boise has made it necessary to secure new and permanent quar ters. The body of J. Mitchell, a sheep herder who was lost near White Bird during a heavy snow storm about two weeks ago, was found the first of the week by searchers who were looking for him. Mitchell hae evidently be come lost in the storm and fallen over a cliff as he had sustained a fracture of the skull and had one leg and one wrist broken. Mitchell's home was in Iowa. At the sheep show held at Pocatello last week the Butter field company, of Weiser, won the silver trophy cup for the best individual exhibit and also won the sweepstakes, in the fine wool class. The sheep show was the largest ever held in America and over 600 sheep were entered, "HOLD-UP At the FARMERS' STORE, in the Butler Building, for your wants in Dry Goods and Groceries. * SATURDAY SPECIALS, Jan. 23,1909. « Ladies' Specials in Underwear Ribbed Non-shrinking, the $1.25 kind, Special price.______.96c Ribbed Non-shrinking, the 65c kind, Special price....______60c Fleece Ribbed, the 60c kind, Special price__________1....... 45c Men's Specials Navy Blue Shirts, the $1.50 kind, Special price........^$1.20 Army Flannel Shirts, the $1.50 kind, Special price.___1.20 Gray Mackinaws, the $3.75 kind, Special price.............3.00 Gray Mackinaws, the $4.00 kind, Special price...........3.00 Dark Mackinaws, the $4.25 kind, Special price...........3.00 Grocery Special Santa Claus Soap, 7 bars for................. ..... .......... 9/v» Don't forget that we are headquarters for School Books and Supplies. We also carry Schillings Best, Chase & Sandborn and the Heinz brands of Groceries. A BARREL OF SAUER KRAUT ON TAP. Call in and see us. You won't regret it. The FARMERS' STORE FRED MERTES, Prop. ±1 some being blue ribbon winners from the international stock show recently held in Chicago. The heavy snow fall which be gan about a week ago in this part of the country caught a be lated band of deer on their way out to winter quarters, and one little fawn which could not make it through the "beautiful," lay down in the drifts to die—and thereby found a home. The no ble shepherd in this case was J. B. Collins, who carried the little fellow to his home in the north end of town, where the fawn is faring well and becoming a great pet. John now contemplates es tablishing a deer farm on Quartz creek. —Pierce Miner. " William Grebble a pioneer farm er, two and one-half miles south of Palouse, tells an interesting story of the profits made from his herd of pure bred Jersey cows during the last year. From an average of six and one-half cows during the year the total value of butter and cream sold was $745; calves sold $42.50; esti mated value of milk fed $75; es timated value of cream and butter used on the farm $66. Total re ceipts for the year $928.50. The estimated cost per year for feed ing each cow is $45, leaving a net profit more than sufficient to buy the herd. The local K. of P. lodge heid its annual installation of officers Tues day evening, ending up with a big feast to which all present did ample justice. Following are the officers installed: Geo. M. Robertson, C. C. ; John Struck, V. C. ; Fred Wol bert, M. of W.; M. M. Belknap, M: of E.; H. McKinley, K. R. S.; I. M. Julian, M. of F ; Wm. Buett ner, I. G. ; J. V. Baker, O. G.